Maternity & Nursing Advice

Being pregnant is the most exciting yet worrying time. Let us help make your day a little easier with some helpful tips from real mums – they really have seen it and done it all!

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Guide to Twin Pregnancy

Week by Week Guide to Twin Pregnancy By TwinStuff.com So you’re about to become a Mum of twins. A happy surprise that sneaks up on you when you least expect it. Having twins is common, 1 in 63 births consist of twin pregnancies. But not many Mums experience this on…

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How Dads can help with Breastfeeding

Deciding to breastfeed your new baby is special and wonderful for so many reasons. With benefits which go way beyond nutrition. But it’s not always plain-sailing – in fact it’s very often fraught with obstacles. I feel quite passionately that this should be spoken about more, so that women are…

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How to Test for Pregnancy at Home

Bio: Sophia Nguyen is the owner of “Healthy Baby Happy Earth” website. She is a blogger, and she loves writing about pregnancy, babies and helping new mom by providing only the useful information. Read her new post What I Needed 16 years ago… Once upon a time, in November 2001,…

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Why am I always so Disheveled?

Written by Holly from Little Pickle’s Mom Change There are some things about my physical appearance that have noticeably changed since becoming a parent. The ‘Mum-Tum’, dark eye bags and ever-changing breastfeeding boobs size were all to be expected. But I wasn’t quite prepared for the constant state of… well,…

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Figuring out Life as a Stay at Home Mum

Written by Holly from Little Pickle’s Mom I think part of me always knew I’d end up being a Stay at Home Mum. I kept telling myself throughout my pregnancy that I’d wait and see how I felt. You can never know how you’ll feel until it comes down to it……

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Planning for Maternity Leave: Six Top Tips

Top Tips for Maternity Leave By Hayley Jones from Devon Mama Despite planning for it for months, finishing work and going on maternity leave still catches many mums out. It’s a huge step that often marks the biggest shift in identity in our adult life. Especially if you’re a first…

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Using Compression Socks During Pregnancy

By Sarah, Editor of Compression Info. Sarah enjoys living an active lifestyle, which is why she values the importance of sharing and exchanging information about the benefits of compression gear. Why your Feet Swell During Pregnancy… With pregnancy comes a whole new list of things that will start happening to…

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The Power of Online Friendships

By Susanne from Ghost Writer Mummy Thirteen and a bit years ago, I took a pregnancy test. And as the boldest of blue lines began to appear, my world started to shift. It was as though the ground beneath my feet was becoming softer, and I was suddenly more vulnerable,…

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Changing Relationships after your First Baby

Written by Holly from Little Pickle’s Mom Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/littlepicklemom Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/littlepicklemom Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/littlepicklemom It’s the thing you’ll get told countless times during your first pregnancy, and you’ll spend months trying to prepare yourself for it, but life really does change when you become a parent. I thought I was ready…

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Reusable Cloth Nappies

By Katie Atkinson from Gold Dust Prior to having my little girl I hadn’t considered anything other than disposable nappies. If it wasn’t for having a newborn trial pack of reusable pop-in nappies, I probably wouldn’t have thought twice. But here we are, almost 9 months down the line and…

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Bonding with your Baby

A Personal Experience By Kirsty McManus from Life With Boys During pregnancy, we all have a preconceived idea of what life with a new baby will be like. Child-birth should have been a heart warming experience. The midwife should have placed my son in my arms and I should have…

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What to Eat (and Not Eat) when you are Pregnant

During pregnancy, a few things will stress you out…but eating should not be one of them!  Unfortunately, much of the well-meaning advice you receive from friends and family is based on popular old wives’ tales and is enough to confuse anyone. This article is designed to dispel the rumours and…